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You are in the Nissan 350Z/370Z
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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
#316 of 549 Re: Hope this is OK to post [qbrozen]
Aug 09, 2005 (7:31 am)
Good to hear they have extended the warranty another year for 2003 Z owners as well as the 2004, it was initiall 2 years. Do you know the Nissan TSB number for this announcement? I was unaware of a new tire design and will inquire for both when I see my dealer this month. I have had two set of tires on my 350Z so far. AT 10,000 this time there is no "roaring", but last service I had them switch the front tires for more even tread ware.
#317 of 549 Re: Hope this is OK to post [liongirl]
Aug 09, 2005 (7:34 am)
I'm hoping my dealer will know about it by this time next week (when I'll probably be heading in for service) OR I will just print the letter and bring it with me, hoping for the best.
#318 of 549 Re: Hope this is OK to post [qbrozen]
Aug 09, 2005 (9:13 am)
I just received a call from Nissan Factory Service Rep.
The Factory Service rep informed me that they would refund my payment for the alignment which I paid for during the two year warranty period.
The Nissan Factory Service Rep also notified me that the alignment and tire warranty has been extended to three years and stated that bulletins have been sent to all dealers.
So it looks like I owe Nissan an apology for bad mouthing their intent.
I certainly hope this will end any problems with tire feathering/cupping/growl
#319 of 549 Re: Hope this is OK to post [jmills]
Aug 09, 2005 (9:46 am)
that's good news, jmills!
Aug 16, 2005 (2:40 pm)
I own a 2003 350 Z ( track model )...
This has been the worst vehicle I have ever owned. I have had the transmission replaced already, 3 sets of tires, wheel sensors replaced several times, Bose sub woofer replaced and many other things. ( car still has less than 20k miles )
Also I have heard that the Brickyard Red paint starts to bubble.
I did some research on the web on lemon laws, and the 350 fall's under the lemon law. I hired an attorney who deals with this type of thing.
Within a week, Nissan had already made an offer to buy back the car. My attorney has not accepted the offer...he wants me to get some cash out of the deal. Now, for all the owners, do the same thing. Find an attorney, most do not charge, and you CAN get out of your vehicle. Nissan's poor attempt to extend the warranty on the vehicle, is an admission THEY know there is a problem.
If anyone is interested, feel free to email me and I can provide the attorney I am using.
This is the first and will be the last Nissan I ever own.
#321 of 549 Re: Lawsuit-- [350_junk]
Aug 16, 2005 (4:13 pm)
Interested in getting the Attorneys name Etc.
I also have 2003 Track.
Have problem with tires also.
Think I may have too many miles on car to get buyback.
#322 of 549 Re: Lawsuit-- [jmills]
Aug 17, 2005 (6:31 am)
you just said you currently have no problems, though, correct, jmills?
so what's the problem?
by the way, i just dropped my Z off at the dealer this morning for an oil change and to check the tire growl. We'll see what happens.
I've got 15k miles now and, although i do have the noise, the tires are still in very good shape, so i have no big complaints.
#323 of 549 Re: Lawsuit-- [qbrozen]
Aug 17, 2005 (10:03 am)
I have Cupping and growl on my front tires on my second set. The dealer states it is not sufficiently bad to replace the tires. They did check alignment and found the alignment was perfect on the front tires. I have never had any type of tire problem on any of the five previous new cars I owned in the past six years.
I have a steering wheel which is splitting and which two dealers state is an appearance problem and not covered under warranty.
The Gas gauge was defective and had to be replaced.
The driverís window motor was defective and had to be replaced.
I had to go to the Better business bureau and go through arbitration to get the defective rear view mirror replaced, the dealer stated it was good and Nissan refused to send a factory rep to look at it. The Arbitrator and an independent ASE tech determined it was defective. After this judgment Nissan finally replaced the mirror last week.
It took me three dealers in two states followed by a call to Nissan to finally get the headlights aimed. All three dealers told me they cannot be aimed. Finally I called Nissan and they "instructed" the last dealer and the lights were aimed.
#324 of 549 Re: Lawsuit-- [jmills]
Aug 17, 2005 (10:10 am)
well, as far as those other problems, if they were fixed, I don't believe they help qualify the car as a lemon. But, of course, I'm no expert.
on the tires, you just wrote a few days ago that you are getting reimbursed for tires and, i thought, they were going to diagnose and possibly fix it (again). Have you tried the new alignment specs and new redesigned tires (nissan's claims, not mine)?
If they still can't fix your tire problem, then, yes, you may very well qualify for lemon under those circumstances ... I don't know what the mileage limit is, though.
#325 of 549 Re: Lawsuit-- [qbrozen]
Aug 17, 2005 (10:33 am)
I was told on the telephone that I would be re-imbursed for alignment which I should not have been charged for. I have not received any written confirmation or a check yet.
The dealer stated that my cupping and growl was "not bad enough to warrant replacement".
I have the "Old" tires which Nissan states are the problem.
Bridgestone denies that there has been any problem or re-design of their tire.
The same tire is OEM on the RX8 and several other sports cars and has not experienced any cupping or feathering problems.
I think Nissan extended the alignment and tire warranty in the hope of killing the class action lawsuit in progress.